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Using Natural Deodorant Benefits the Environment

August 17th, 2011

We have all heard about the possible connection between the chemicals found in cosmetic products and potentially increased rates of cancer. This is just one reason why many people have already switched from a traditional deodorant to a natural deodorant because they are free of toxic chemicals and other ingredients that can cause skin irritations or even allergic reactions. However,  in addition to keeping your body free of chemicals, keeping our environment free from chemicals is a good idea too.

Did you realize that traditional deodorants are often releasing dangerous chemicals into our environment? For instance, mineral oil releases a great deal of carbon emissions into the air during manufacturing.  This is an ingredient used in traditional deodorants. What’s more, there are other substances like  formaldehyde triclosan and harming the earth’s plants and wildlife after  entering the atmosphere. Even the process of mining the aluminum used in many traditional antiperspirants will pollute the waterways, and destroy the landscape. And not only that, but it also consumes large amounts of electricity.

According to Lester Brown’s Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, carbon emissions that are released during the mining and production of mineral oil and aluminum contribute to greenhouse gasses and global warming.  The aluminum industry consumes as much electricity as the entire continent of Africa.

Even more frightening,  chemical residue from deodorants with chemicals like aluminum washes off when we are taking a shower, and then  flushes down the drain and into the water system.  Aluminum chlorohydrate is a recognized drinking water pollutant that damages the ecosystem, and it is the active ingredient in many traditional antiperspirant products. Then there is triclosan, an antimicrobial agent that accumulates in the streams and rivers, and ultimately damages our marine life.  Formaldehyde, and mineral oil, parabens  and diethanolamine  also accumulate in the water sources and  eventually will contaminate our drinking water.

Natural deodorants do not contain ingredients that harm the environment. The ingredients found in a natural deodorant is usually biodegradable and does not damage our environment the way their traditional counterparts. What’s more, their manufacturing processes are  environmentally sound and requires fewer resources.

Visit www.herbalix.com to learn more about its organic skin care products, including the nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant. Remember what you put on your skin matters.

Antibiotic Chemicals Are no Better than Soap

July 27th, 2011

Remember when your Mom used to tell you to wash your hands – and you used a plain old soap? In the last decade, we have all seen an increase in in antibacterial soaps including bars, liquid organic hand soaps, creams and wipes with triclocarban and triclosan which has now been added to plastic lunchboxes, chopping boards, mattresses and even refrigerators, to which it is intended to stop microbes from spreading.

Now there are studies showing that these kinds of antibiotic chemicals work no better than plain old soap when it comes to preventing respiratory or gastrointestinal illnesses. What’s worse, for those patients who were chronically ill, antibiotic soaps were associated with an increase in the frequency of cough, runny nose and fever.

“What we do know is that the influence of these wipes and salves does not end with our hands, but instead spreads from them down our drains and out into society. What happens when antibiotic soaps and suds go down drains? To find out, a group of scientists recently made artificial drains clogged with bacteria … and then subjected them to low and high doses of triclosan … Triclosan kills ‘weak’ bacteria but favors the tolerant, among them species of bacteria that eat triclosan … Triclosan may also favor lineages of bacteria that are also resistant to the oral antibiotics used in hospitals. In conclusion, triclosan affected estrogen-mediated responses in the pubertal and weanling female rat and also suppressed thyroid hormone in both studies.” (Source: Toxicological Sciences)

Herbalix natural hand soaps reverse the effects from using all kinds of harmful synthetic chemicals. Through blending a unique combination of sustainable plant based botanicals, this soap cleans and protects hands without drying them out – even after multiple washings.  Choose from  lovely scents – Clary Sage, Tropical Cove or No Added Fragrance.

Breast Cancer Fund Adds Aluminum in Deodorants to “Avoid” List

July 19th, 2011

We are delighted to see that the Breast Cancer Fund has added aluminum in deodorants to the list of  things to avoid, as highlighted in their latest email newsletter.

Lisa Archer, National Coordinator of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Breast Cancer Fund said, “Deodorant — By now you’ve probably guessed that parabens and fragrance should be on your “avoid” list. For deodorant, add aluminum to that list, too.”

The brief on their website mentions how aluminum is found in some underarm antiperspirants. Like cadmium, aluminum is a metal that mimics estrogen and can also cause direct damage to DNA. Studies have not shown a direct causal link to breast cancer risk, but breast tissue has been shown to concentrate aluminum in the same area where the highest proportion of breast cancers are originally diagnosed. To read more, click here.

Herbalix is the only company that manufactures a non-aluminum deodorant called the Detox  Cleansing Deodorant which has been developed to cleanse away buildup and to release waste fluids. It also helps encourage healthy lymphatic flow, and absorbs all types of aluminums, encouraging a reduction in daytime odors.

This natural organic deodorant works to cleanse if  you have been using a commercial deodorant or antiperspirant.  Make sure you check the label to see if it contains any type of aluminum, alum, petroleum or propylene glycol, because if it does, these can all lead to the buildup of chemicals under your arms, resulting in irritation,  or worse.

Studies Say Aluminum and Fragrances in Deodorants Cause Contact Dermatitis

June 15th, 2011

In a new research study from Researcher MV Heisterberg, there are indications that it is the fragrances in deodorants frequently causing contact dermatitis allergy, while cosmetic products are the main causes of fragrance contact allergy. It was after a study was done comparing deodorants and fragrance mixes they contained, when Heisterberg and colleagues determined that deodorants were the leading causes of fragrance allergy, especially among men.

The good news is that fragrance is not required for the function of deodorant. There are many fragrance free deodorants on the market — including Herbalix Restoratives’ Using a fragrance-free deodorant will help prevent contact dermatitis, allergies, and asthma from fragrance ingredients.

Additionally, there is also aluminum in most commercial deodorants, and a percentage of people are also allergic to aluminum and may experience contact dermatitis when exposed to aluminum containing deodorants. Non-aluminum deodorant and antiperspirant is more safe.

A temporary plug within the sweat duct is formed whenever aluminum-based compounds are used as active ingredients in antiperspirants form that stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. Some research suggests that these aluminum-based compounds, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and cause estrogen-like (hormonal) effects. As aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer, you should consider using an aluminum-free deodorant, such as the Herbalix Detox Deodorant to remove build-up in the tissue.

Why You Should Use a Non-Aluminum Deodorant

June 9th, 2011

Deodorants and antiperspirants are made from many ingredients, including various forms of aluminum. If you choose an aluminum-free deodorant, it will protect you from the harmful and toxic side effects of traditional antiperspirants that contain aluminum. Aluminum combines with your perspiration and forms plugs that block a percentage of sweat. However some antiperspirants contain aluminum chloride, which can cause not only cause skin irritation, but also it can cause contact dermatitis, which means painful welts, itchy skin and red rashes.

Today, there are many people who are concerned about aluminum in antiperspirants. Although some studies suggest that aluminum can cause Altzeimer’s, or breast cancer some people have debunked this theory. But for anyone who’s allergic to the aluminum found in underarm deodorants, they would be better off using a non-aluminum deodorant, because switching to a natural deodorant can help prevent irritation.

And, an aluminum allergy is not the only reason you should avoid traditional antiperspirants. Those with sensitive skin also often find aluminum-based products can be irritating. Underarm sensitivity can mean itching, rashes, redness or burning, and after using antiperspirants that contain aluminum, remember that natural, aluminum-free deodorants are very effective in preventing underarm odor.

Where these products differ is that organic deodorants also often contain essential oils with natural antibacterial properties. When switching to an aluminum-free deodorant, one thing to remember is that you will need to apply this type of deodorant more frequently than traditional antiperspirants.

What’s more, we must all remember that if toxins in our bodies are not eliminated through sweating, they can build up in tissue and cause a variety of health problems, including kidney damage.

How Products are Determined Organic

June 6th, 2011

Many companies name their products “organic” but they must be formulated to meet the standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and they must be 95 to 100 percent organic. And there’s much confusion regarding what constitutes “organic” versus “natural.”

The California Organic Products Act of 2003 (COPA 2003), for example, doesn’t allow the retail sale of any cosmetic product labeled organic unless it has a minimum of 70 percent organic content. And that is EXCLUDING WATER OR FANCY NAMES FOR WATER and extracts. If a product has been labeled organic but does not meet these COPA requirements, then it cannot be sold in the State of California legally.

In order to see if a product is safe to use, go to The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics – which is an effort launched to protect the health of consumers. They are working to secure regulatory and legislative reforms to eliminate any of the unsafe chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.

There are also a number of brands claiming to be “certified by EcoCert” that do NOT meet the legal requirements for organic in the U.S. They must contain at least 95 percent NATURAL (not organic) ingredients. The organization was created in 2002 by ten cosmetic laboratories working on job specifications for cosmetics companies. Products that bear the organic or environment friendly logo contain mainly natural ingredients.
What’s more, the natural ingredient must be naturally derived or come from renewable resources such as plants; they must not be tested on animals and they must be packaged using recycled materials.
According to the Natural Products Association (NPA), an organization that advocates on behalf of consumers, retailers, and suppliers of natural products, if you are part of the natural products industry, consumers need to be educated to maximize their own health and well-being. The association has developed the Natural Products Association Standard and Certification for Personal Care Products, which is basically a set of guidelines that dictate whether a product can be deemed truly “natural.” The NPA natural standard is based on natural ingredients, safety, sustainability and responsibility.
• Natural Ingredients – meaning a product labeled “natural” should be made up of only, or almost only, natural ingredients and be manufactured with appropriate processes to maintain the purity of the ingredients.
• Safety – a product labeled “natural” should avoid any ingredient with a suspected human health risks.
• No animal testing – A product labeled “natural” should use no animal testing in its development.
• Sustainability – A product labeled “natural” should include or use biodegradable ingredients as well as only environmentally sensitive packaging. These “allowed ingredients” must be made from a renewable resource found in nature (flora, fauna, mineral), with no petroleum compounds.

• Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) — when used in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) good manufacturing practices (GMP) and contain no residues of heavy metals or other contaminants in excess of tolerances set by FDA or EPA or has been reviewed using criteria in this Standard.
Standards help consumers become more educated about processes as well as the ingredients that are considered natural, versus organic, giving them the information needed to easily identify which personal care products meet the standard for natural, and make the best decisions when choosing skin care products including organic deodorants.

These types of standards help consumers become more educated about processes as well as the ingredients that are considered natural, versus organic. This gives them the information they need to easily identify which personal care products meet the standards for natural. Then they can make the best decisions when choosing skin care products including natural organic deodorants.

Staying Fresh and Keeping Safe from Harmful Metals in Your Daily Life

June 2nd, 2011

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Non-Aluminum Deodorant is a healthy way to smell fresh.

Without thinking, deodorant is one of the natural remedies we as Americans use daily. We have been conditioned to think it determines how we smell and feel, but in reality, it may be bringing harmful chemicals into our bodies, including aluminum.

As we go through our days, moisture builds underneath our armpits and becomes a pathway for chemicals, such as aluminum. The first thing we need to do is understand what aluminum is, how it affects us, and what we can do to lower our intake of this substance.

According to Dr. Anita Pepi the sources of aluminum include hygiene acids such as antiperspirants, food that has been stored in aluminum, some over the counter medications, and so on.

On the label of most deodorant, aluminum’s proper name will read as “Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Glycine,” so the product most commonly used to wrap up our leftovers is in reality, one of the leading substances used in our antiperspirant deodorants?

According to ControlYourImpact.com, the main purpose of aluminum in antiperspirant deodorants is to temporarily stop the sweat ducts underneath our armpits from producing the flow of sweat.

Explaining why aluminum is usually found in only deodorants that include an antiperspirant, the FDA noted that “Antiperspirants have an aluminum-based compound as their main, active ingredient.” Aluminum in the body is known to include side effects such as “disturbed sleep, nervousness, emotional instability and memory loss.” Could we be unknowingly bringing dangerous chemicals into our bodies through our skin?

To better reduce our intake of aluminum, a product to consider is a nighttime Detoxing Cleansing Deodorant™ by Herbalix Restoratives. This product offers the solution to balance the body’s intake of aluminum, lowering the risks of over ingesting it into your body.

When using the Cleansing Detox Deodorant, be sure to read the directions for use. It is meant to be worn for thirty nights, absorbing waste and odor underneath your arms.

One consumer who has used this product wrote, “Thank you so much for your nighttime Detox Deodorant. It has been the only deodorant to help my chronic armpit odor problems. I greatly appreciate the quality product that you offer.”

This product is one that can bring our bodies closer to feeling good on the inside as well as smelling better on the outside. Herbalix is finding new ways to make up for what many other company’s products put into your skin, by focusing on the idea of organic skin care .

To learn more, you can go to www.herbalix.com.

– By Stevani Winters

Are Food Dye Concerns Related to Aluminum?

March 31st, 2011

Have you seen all the recent news concerning food dyes posing risks including hyperactivity in children? We believe this may in fact be related to aluminum in the dyes. Manufactures have been using aluminum and alums salts as food colorings and as inexpensive fillers in drinks, food, medicines and even cosmetics for years. Any governmental guidelines for the uses of aluminums in the US is almost non-existence, which is what has led to the outbreak of news. As follows:
New York Times.

Food coloring is just the tip of the iceberg as aluminums are ubiquitous, and products containing man-made aluminum should carry a warning to safeguard all of us – from children to the elderly.

Aluminum toxicity is not new, and it is arguably one of the world’s most serious ecotoxicants. Recently scientists worldwide have been studying the impact of aluminum accumulation and its resulting burden on the body. In fact, in February Herbalix attended the Ninth Keele Meeting in Ontario, Canada in February — “Aluminium and Life: Living in the Aluminium Age.”

Through our extensive research of the underarm (axilla) and aluminum, we have developed the first of its kind non-aluminum deodorant called the Cleansing Detox Deodorant™ for nighttime use, made with certified organic ingredients. Formulated to attract, absorb and cleanse bacterium and metal ions, including aluminum, from the underarms, detoxifying ingredients work at night and provide six to eight hours of safe and efficient absorption of accumulated debris and odors.

An aluminum-free deodorant, The Herbalix Restoratives’ Cleansing Detox Deodorant absorbs excess sweats, allowing the release of impeded waste fluids such as alum salts, allows healthy lymphatic flow, and cleanses the skin of all types of aluminums, while encouraging a reduction in daytime odors.

Toxins are filtered through the body’s waste but some are not released as easily and are stored in the body; specifically in one area – the underarms. Even if a person doesn’t use deodorants or antiperspirants, aluminum is abundant in our world, found in air, food, water, fertilizer, body care products, automobiles, medicines (vaccines), and food dyes. In addition, numerous studies have shown that various ingredients in everyday household products, and even personal care items, are linked to everything from cancer to learning deficits, according to the Environmental Working Group.

New Research on Breast Cancer and Aluminum Levels

March 19th, 2011

Today Dr. Mercola has posted an article in his newsletter and on his website, entitled, “New Studies Reveal Alarming Hidden Cause of Breast Cancer” and it is fascinating to see that finally there’s reference to aluminum as a possible cause as well. For years scientists have researched this, and many consumers are now seeking non-aluminum deodorants.

The author of the article, Russell L. Blaylock, MD, CCN, cites a recent study saying, “A recent report from the Department of Biomolecular Sciences in Urbino Italy, found that fluid taken from the nipple of cancer patients contained significantly higher levels of aluminum than did nipple fluid taken from women without breast cancer—approximately twice as much aluminum. (Source: Mannello F, et al. Analysis of aluminum content and iron homeostasis in nipple aspirate fluids from healthy women and breast cancer-affected patients. J Appl Toxicol 2011; Feb 21, (ahead of print).)

Lately there is much concern among many scientists and doctors,even as researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, are not – to date- aware of conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the development of breast cancer. But because aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants and deodorants form a plug in the sweat duct under the arm and stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface, some research suggests that aluminum-based compounds which are frequently applied and remain on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and cause hormonal, or estrogen-like effects.

It has been proven that estrogen has the ability to promote the growth of breast cancer cells, and now, more scientists believe that the aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants, and in what has been called natural organic deodorants known as crystal rock deodorant, may contribute to the development of breast cancer. They are not natural or organic.

Dr. Philippa Darbre, who studies links between antiperspirants and breast cancer, has found that the alum salts are absorbed into the sweat ducts and the surrounding skin. She also has found the alum leeches down beyond the arm pit area leaving dead cells. (Source: Aluminum In Breast Tissue: A Possible Factor In The Cause of Breast Cancer).

This report talks about the fact that levels of aluminium and iron-binding proteins (ferritin, transferrin) were measured in nipple aspirate fluids (NAF) from women with (Cancer) and without (No Cancer) breast cancer. The mean levels of aluminium and ferritin were significantly higher in Cancer than in No Cancer NAF and a positive correlation was found between them in the Cancer NAF. Raised levels of aluminium and modulation of proteins that regulate iron homeostasis could therefore provide biomarkers of women at higher risk of breast cancer.

After carefully sourcing scientific data, we have concluded: 1. Most of us are unaware of the presence of aluminum. 2. Aluminum intrusion is part of our daily lives. It is found in a myriad of products and the only way to prevent aluminum from getting into our bodies is to avoid products containing aluminum, when possible. Simply being aware is a beginning. On a daily bases we are allowing too much excess aluminum into our lives. It is important to avoid products with man-made aluminum in them. If for no other reason but monetary gain, the use of aluminum or its components certainly contributes to the cost of health care.

Herbalix Cleansing Detox Deodorant is the only one of the market that can assist in cleansing aluminum from the body through the underarms. A better alternative to crystal rock and crystal body deodorant type products, because it is aluminum-free, Herbalix Restoratives™ (www.herbalix.com) is now marketing the first Cleansing Detox Deodorant™ for nighttime use. Clinically tested, this is truly an organic natural deodorant with all natural ingredients including coriander, seaweed and coconut oil, all of which help to attract and absorb bacteria.

Why Herbalix is Forging “What’s Under YOUR Arms Campaign”

March 11th, 2011

Many people grew up believing that government agencies were there to protect us against dangerous chemicals or ingredients in products. The trouble is today, many of the ingredients in consumer products could be causing everything from cancer to learning deficits. One such ingredient is aluminum. It is everywhere, in the air, food, medicines, and skin care products like antiperspirants.

Most chemicals are virtually unregulated, because federal law does not require testing for harmful effects before chemicals are allowed for use in products or manufacturing. Once chemicals are in use, it is extremely difficult for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restrict them. Washington lacks the legal and regulatory structure needed to prevent harmful chemicals from turning up in consumer products.

Herbalix has developed the first of its kind non-aluminum deodorant called the Cleansing Detox Deodorant™ for nighttime use, made with certified organic ingredients. In addition to launching their new website, www.herbalix.com, the aluminum-free deodorant campaign has been designed to raise awareness of the fact that most antiperspirants contain aluminum as the active ingredient and are classified as “drugs” because they change the physiological process of the body, acting like little ‘plugs’ to stop sweat. The use of commercial deodorants can lead to the buildup of chemicals resulting in irritation and hygiene problems.

Through its extensive research of the underarm (axilla) and aluminum, Herbalix developed its Cleansing Detox Deodorant to cleanse away buildup, allowing for the release of impeded waste fluids, encourages healthy lymphatic flow, and absorbs all types of aluminum, encouraging a reduction in daytime odors.